digestion digestion  /daɪ ˈdʒɛs tʃən/


  1. (n) the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
  2. (n) learning and coming to understand ideas and information
  3. (n) the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat


  1. A quarter-pound of meat stimulates almost twice as much gastric juices as does a quarter-pound of bread or other carbohydrates, and is correspondingly better for normal digestion.
  2. They insist that along with the bad pathogens, heat-treating milk destroys beneficial bacteria, proteins and enzymes that aid in digestion.
  3. But perhaps most important, eat with pleasure, because eating with anxiety leads to poor digestion and bingeing.


  1. 'Gulp' offers inside look at digestion

    'Gulp' offers inside look at digestion Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:32 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Mary Roach has noticed a weird double standard about the way we eat. The science writer and Oakland, Calif., resident is amused by the way so many of us are obsessed with the kind ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. The official #Panquake predictions

    Matt Ufford : Most eating competitions are a sprint -- Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is just 10 minutes -- because the human stomach is a finite space. Extending that time constraint from sprint to ultramarathon changes the game from one of eating for to one of digestion.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. The facts of juicing

    Claim: The body absorbs more nutrients from juice. Fact: The theory is that fiber, often filtered out of juice, is too taxing on the digestive system, and that fiber impairs digestion of fruit and vegetable nutrients. The opposite is true.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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  1. "It's ridiculous that the 1976 Local Government Act prevents councils from selling electricity from local wind turbines, or from anaerobic digestion," said Huhne. "I want to see this repealed and by the end of the year I hope local...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Chris Huhne Source: ZDNet UK (blog)

  2. "It didn't affect my digestion, the pancakes were very good, but there was real disappointment" -- Florent Malouda describes the moment he found out he wouldn't be starting for France against Uruguay.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Florent Malouda Source: SI.com

  3. Launching the document, Secretary of State for the environment, Hilary Benn, said: "Anaerobic digestion has fantastic potential because it uses organic material that would otherwise be thrown away and converts it into renewable energy. I've already...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Hilary Benn Source: letsrecycle.com

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